Delta Galil has announced that it will produce more than 1.5 million face masks to help aid European governments and emergency service personnel as they work to combat the spread of COVID-19.
The masks will be produced by Delta European Brands subsidiary Schiesser and distributed to the Czech and Slovakian governments and a German protective equipment company. In addition, the company’s Eminence subsidiary in France has begun providing face masks to local emergency services personnel and will be producing 400,000 masks per month to meet the needs of police and fire departments, the French military, and NGOs and social services organizations that help the most vulnerable in France.
“Our subsidiaries in Europe have rapidly reengineered production lines to help alleviate the shortage of face masks that governments and emergency services providers are facing in the midst of this crisis,” says Isaac Dabah, chief executive officer, Delta Galil. “In cooperation with our local supply partners in Europe and other industry colleagues, we’re able to increase production capacity to produce hundreds of thousands of urgently needed masks each month, answering the call from country leaders, fire departments, hospitals, police departments and the French Army, among others. We couldn’t be more humbled to be able to quickly produce items to help protect those on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19 in cooperation with our suppliers and industry colleagues.”